AchievementsThe Order awards the prestigious John F. Kennedy Award named after our late President and Brother, as well as the Sean MacBride Award to outstanding individuals.
The Order donates millions of dollars annually to charitable causes, and provides thousands of dollars each year in scholarships through our National, State, County Boards and Divisions.
The Order established the First Chair of Celtic Studies at Catholic University in 1894.
The A.OH. has recognized Commodore John Barry as the Father of the American Navy, and has established September 13 as a legal holiday in the Order.
The A.O.H. has recognized the valuable contributions of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, to our Order, the Catholic Church and the Columbia Mission Fathers.
The Order has sponsored events featuring traditional Irish music, dance and song. The Order has recognized, honored and supported Irish American achievement in theater education, law, medicine, business, public service and the arts.
The A.O.H. has encouraged tourism to our Ancestral Homeland, Ireland. The Order has supported the G.A.A. and the traditional ancient sporting games of Ireland.
The A.O.H. through monetary, political and other means, has supported vigorously Humanitarian and Civil Rights works in Northern Ireland.
The A.O.H. has recognized the contributions of the Irish in the Civil War through history, lectures, films and monuments.
The A.O.H. assisted in the reforesting of Ireland through the “Trees for Ireland” program.
Westchester County NY: Ancient Order of Hibernians